KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Eric Hosmer delivered another key hit, doubling home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and giving the Kansas City Royals a 3-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.
Lorenzo Cain singled with one out and Hosmer doubled to right-center field off Vidal Nuno (0-1).
Hosmer is hitting .403 with a .581 slugging percentage, six extra-base hits and 10 RBIs in his past 16 games. He has raised his batting average 97 points from .192 to .289 in that span.
Joakim Soria (2-1) worked a flawless eighth to pick up the victory. Kelvin Herrera earned his sixth save in seven chances.
Brandon Moss hit a towering 456-foot shot into the right-field water fountains in the fifth, giving the Royals a 2-1 advantage.
Caleb Joseph had two doubles, a triple, was hit by a pitch, scored a run and drove in a run for Baltimore.